Ah the backyard. Home of failed plant experiments and Prince's own personal playground. The grass is growing in nice and garden and patio just need a little bit of sprucing up. Originally I had the landscape cut in a squiggle along the back fence. Then one day I decided, "No this is too much garden!" Now I have decided, "Just use larger plants in few quantities which will equal less lawn to mow!" So here I am, in the process of moving some plants, adding a couple extra and praying that they make it through Texas summers.
Here is this past weekends progress. I moved the three plants which are a Mexican Petunia or also commonly known as a Mexican Chi Chi. They make pink or purple flower, do great in Texas summers and sandy soil. I scored these for less than a $1 when a Houston Plants & Gardeb was closing. I laid down 10 bags of mulch and worked on setting the bricks in the ground. Whether or not I am keeping the bricks, I have no clue. I do know the were extra from my house being built which makes them free and makes me happy. I plan to add a couple more plants as soon as I start planting the other side of the squiggle.
Then there is the patio. Yeah I'm totally borrowing my boss power-washer to clean up the concrete. I also plan to update the furniture and overall appearance of the patio area. I plan to make the area not suck forever, it just might suck for a while.
I would like to add that I also have two Bottle Brushes and a Crepe Myrtle which have also both done really well in my backyard. In time I plan to make my back yard a place to be enjoyed and admired. So stay tuned for more achy calves, dead plants and power-ashing adventures!